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Claremore church sponsors Marriage Encounter in Tulsa

Registration is open for a Marriage Encounter United Methodist Weekend on July 18-20 in Tulsa.

The event is sponsored by Claremore-First UMC. Married couples who participate in this program focus only on each other — away from jobs, children, chores, and phones.

Bill and Linda Polson of Claremore said if you would like greater depth, growth, and enrichment in your marriage, you will like the difference this special weekend can make. They chair the church’s Marriage and Family Enrichment Committee.

The Clarion Inn at the Tulsa airport is location for the retreat. Cost is $50.

To register: www.encounter.org  — Weekend Dates — Marriage Encounter.

Contact the Polsons for more information: 918-342-3700 or lpolson1966@gmail.com

National nurse award goes to Morgan

On April 10, Andrea Morgan of the Epworth Villa staff was named Director of Nursing of the Year by the 14,000-member American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination.

Epworth Villa is a United Methodist-related nonprofit retirement community in Oklahoma City.

The association’s award honors long-term-care professionals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in their daily work. Its website stated that Morgan serves as a mentor, exceptional leader, and champion of culture change.


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Photo by Ann Orsburn

WERE YOU THERE? — For the Good Friday service at Bethel UMC, at Bethel Acres near Shawnee, Pastor Chris Talley portrayed the Apostle Peter for an audience of about 40. In the darkened church, dressed in clothing representative of biblical times, Rev. Talley told the Crucifixion story through the eyes of Peter. Digital thunder and lightning added emphasis as he extinguished candles one-by-one during his storytelling.




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